Denzil took up his current position of Professor in the School of Economics, UNSW Business School in 2001 having previously held a chair in econometrics at the University of Sydney. He has served terms as discipline head at both universities. His main research areas are econometrics with an emphasis on applications in health economics. Associated publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Marketing Science, Journal Health Economics, Health Economics and Social Science and Medicine.
Denzil was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts 2014-17, served two terms on the Australasian Standing Committee of the Econometric Society, was President of the Australian Health Economics Society 2005-10, Chaired the Scientific Committee of the Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics since its inception in 2009 until 2018, was co-chair of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 2013 World Congress held in Sydney and was on the Executive Board of iHEA 2014-17. He currently chairs the iHEA Scientific Committee and is on the Editorial Board for the Economic Record.
Denzil has won numerous teaching awards including a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016, the university’s highest teaching award, and in the same year he also won the Bill Birkett award for teaching excellence in the Business School. In 2003 Denzil was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.